Lightmap has recently released a significant update to HDR Light Studio, their Real-time image based lighting creation application. The new version 3 adds new light blending features which will allow you to use light sources to adjust exposure, color and saturation.

HDR Light Studio 3.0 is available immediately in two versions: a ‘Standard’ edition for £399 plus VAT and a ‘Pro’ edition, which includes plug-ins for KeyShot, Maxwell Studio and Deep Exploration. The ‘Pro’ edition of HDR Light Studio v3.0 is available for £599 plus VAT. Additional Live plug-ins can be purchased for VRED by PI-VR and Patchwork3D by Lumiscaphe. Purchase online, or find your local reseller, by visiting

Significant updates to HDR Light Studio 3.0 include:

  •  New Light Blending Modes: use light sources to adjust exposure, color and saturation.
  • Custom fall-off curves: fine control over synthetic light fall-off.
  • New color system: Color selection and analysis tools designed specificallyfor lighting artists to allow precise color matching and auditioning.
  • Collada support: LiveLight now supports Collada to allow the import ofgeometry and camera information from all major 3D modeling packages.
  • Increased Performance: Faster rendering times and all features now supportreal-time feedback.

“Lightmap today announced immediate availability of HDR Light Studio v3.0 – the most incredible version yet of their groundbreaking real-time lighting software. Packed with new features including; localized exposure, color and saturation tools using new light blending modes, custom fall-off curves, a new color system for lighting artists and Collada support. None of these new additions are at the expense of performance; HDR Light Studio v3.0 features even faster render times with all parameters now supporting instant feedback.”